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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowl pain: Yes, it can be. Afterall, it's an obstruction!
Dr. Mark Khorsandi
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: Anytime an organ distends, it can cause pain. Also if the obstruction causes a lack of blood supply to an area of the bowel (ischemia) that will cause ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Expectantly: Small bowel obstruction (sbo) has many causes and requires different managements with different patients. In general, serial exams with labs and imag ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: If you had surgery, which i assume you did, the chances of a recuurent bowel obstruction are low but possible. It is very infrequent that people requi ... Read More
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Dr. Elie Schochet
17 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Good if not fixed: If you had surgery to repair the herniation, then the omentum was likelysplit and it is unlikely to recure. If it was treated conservatively non-opera ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Glantz
37 years experience General Surgery
Recurrence of SBO: Any small bowel obstruction has the potential to recur, even after surgery. Persistent signs and symptoms should be followed and investigated if sever ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
General Surgeon: The management of a small bowel obstruction can be challenging and requires a surgeon so as to "follow" one's course and decide if surgery is necessar ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Small bowel obstruct: Ion is a medical emergency. It should be treated by confirming the diagnosis, bowel rest, possible decompression with a nasogastric tube on suction. I ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Come to hospital: A small bowel obstruction usually occurs due to scar tissue from prior abdominal surgery, causing the bowel to kink like a garden hose. If severe, th ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
YES: Small bowel obstruction can be dangerous and deadly if not treated appropriately. The common symptoms are abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, nausea, ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
This is an emergency: You need to go to an emergency room immediately for this type of problem. Most causes of obstruction require emergency surgery and the consequences o ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Kim
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Small bowel obstruction is typically the result of a blockage of one's small bowel and presents with symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, nausea, and vo ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Small bowel obstruct: Common symptoms include abdominal pain and vomiting. As the obstruction gets worse - abdominal tenderness and very active bowel sounds.
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